Meetings and notices for Aug. 11

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority meets 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 11) at the courthouse.

The Rappahannock County School Board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 16) at the high school band room (rescheduled from Aug. 9). Agenda is online at

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will hold a community meeting every Thursday at 5 p.m. at Willis Chapel United Methodist Church, 1804 Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, to discuss the Habitat Home being built at 2650 Zachary Taylor Highway. The meetings are open to the public—please attend for construction updates, volunteer opportunities and more. Call 540-341-4952 for more information.

Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble auditions for tenor voices are 7 to 9 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 16) at Piedmont Episcopal Church, 214 Church St., Madison. Potential tenor singers rehearse with Bel Canto’s current members for the first hour and audition one-on-one with the director for the next, the auditions including pitch-matching, a range check and a few vocal exercises. Bel Canto is a mixed-voice community chamber choir with a diverse repertoire ranging in character from the silly to the sublime. Based in Madison, its members are drawn from surrounding counties. More at or email

Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s upcoming meetings are 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and Dec. 13 at the Rappahannock Library, for any and all interested in the memorial to be built in Rappahannock County honoring those displaced from their homes and land in Rappahannock when Shenandoah National Park was created. Light refreshments. For more information, contact Missy Sutton at 703-307-3630.

Back to School and Summer Clearance $10 Bag Sale at Firehouse Treasures Thrift. All women’s, men’s and children’s clothing included for the month of August. Specially priced items are excluded. Thrift is open 10 to 5 Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 to 1 Saturday at 10 Firehouse Lane, Washington. (Please hold onto your donations until September.)

The Inn at Little Washington Farmer’s Market is open 10:30 to 2 every Sunday through Oct. 30 at the Parsonage Garden. Weekly rotating roster of local vendors and artisans offer meats, cheeses, soups, produce, tea, jewelry, pottery and more; the Inn’s kitchen provides a selection of breads, pastries, jams and pickles as well as North Carolina-style pulled pork barbeque. For more information, visit

Mountainside Dance Center (12625 Lee Hwy., Washington) is offering summer Parent and Child Creative Movement classes on Saturdays for ages 3-5; cost is $10 per class. For more information and to register, call 540-987-9395.

The Youth Chorale needs at least 15 singers by Aug. 27. Registrations must be prepaid and mailed in — all fees paid will be held and returned if the minimum number of singers are not met. Youth Chorale rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4:14 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. For more information, email Rosanne Gorkowski, at; Sue Kinser, director; .

Women In Worship Ministries is pleased to announce the 2016 Women’s Conference, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center Oct. 7-8, featuring special guest Karen Clark Sheard. Registration online will open soon. Mail-in registration now available. Contact Women In Worship at, 540-661-2013 or 540-786-8736 or find them on Facebook. Early-bird registration through July 31. Vendors are also needed!

The Culpeper Market is open every Saturday until Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The market (on Davis Street) offers a one-stop shop for all things local and features more than 30 vendors this season. For more information, contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at

Beulah Baptist Church free conference call Bible Study is every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dial in (302-202-1118, access code 862090) with renowned teacher Dr. Kenneth Pitts to study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Pitts is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-5563 or email

Skyline CAP Head Start is a free preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds from income eligible families. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Please call 540-635-2362.

Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Highway. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.

Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis St., Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.

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